New Pursuits in Turkish Local Government

New Pursuits in Turkish Local Government

New Pursuits in Turkish Local Government Recent changes in local governments Local government system, one of the most problematic areas of Turkish public administration, is...

Is Turkey Heading towards a Real Democracy?

Is Turkey Heading towards a Real Democracy?

We all know that freedom of expression is the most fundamental human right, as essential to human life as the first cry of a new-born...

Monetti: “Autonomy of the Judiciary is the Foundation of Democracy”

Monetti: “Autonomy of the Judiciary is the Foundation of Democracy”

In this article, the argument that I will try to examine is the defence of the independence and the autonomy of the Judiciary as well...

Syria, Turkey and the Middle East: To Intervene Or Not To Intervene?

Syria, Turkey and the Middle East: To Intervene Or Not To Intervene?

To Intervene or Not to Intervene? Is That the Question? Clashes in Syria between the rebels and the Assad regime are growing in violence every...

The Route of Syria and Turkmens

The Route of Syria and Turkmens

The full version of this article is published in Turkish.  Indicative Abstract The recent events in Syria are a revolt, which is comprised of the...

An Egyptian Soap Opera: Political Parties

An Egyptian Soap Opera: Political Parties

Political parties are complex, sophisticated and demand a lot of technical and administrative skills. This is something that was quite missed in the Egyptian context....

Syria: a Proxy War between Russia and the US?

Syria: a Proxy War between Russia and the US?

In Syria, there is a proxy war between Saudi Arabia, which is financing the Syrian rebels (‘the Free Syrian Army’) and her staunch ally, the...

Limited Autonomy of the Civil Society and the Misuse of the EU Accession Process

Limited Autonomy of the Civil Society and the Misuse of the EU Accession Process

Misuse of the European integration process by the Justice and Development Party (AKP) is interrelated to a process of the control of the civil society...

From Uludere to Dağlıca: Impotency of the Powerful

From Uludere to Dağlıca: Impotency of the Powerful

While we sincerely hope that we do not live through another tragedy for the rest of 2012, what we leave behind, in that case Uludere...

Psychology of Armenians and the Denial Law of France

Psychology of Armenians and the Denial Law of France

(Le Parlement N’est Pas Un Tribunal)[1] The events that took place in 1915 in Eastern Anatolia were not forgotten by the Armenian side although one...